"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.
The very atmosphere of firearms "EVERYWHERE" restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's GOOD."
Ill guided restriction of firearms from citizens has cost millions of lives in the US alone. The people who have demanded and implemented these restrictions, in violation of the US Constitution, have acted in collusion with the criminals who have perpetrated these crimes.
About 45% of homes in the US are armed for self defense, and prevent about 2,000,000 violent crimes every year. The bulk of violence that remains is perpetrated against the unarmed. The deniers and violators of the Constitution must accept their share of responsibility for the crimes they have helped to make possible.